Field is set for Oak Park elections

Multiple candidates file for schools, water district, MAC

The November election isn’t just about national politics. In Oak Park, there are several races with local implications. Four men are running for two openings on the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council, which is the governing body that addresses local business, land use and government issues and makes recommendations to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. Longtime MAC members Deena […]

Boas are big this summer

SNAKES ALIVE—Above, left, Callie Stork, 10; Bobby Sillman, 9; Will Wolfe, 8; Spencer High, 9; and Sierra Melendez, 7; say hello to Tomaco, a Columbian boa constrictor, with help from the Wildlife Company’s Shauna Falzone, far left and Jessica Leigh, far right, during a presentation at the Calabasas Library. Now in its new location at the Calabasas Civic Center, the […]

Lotto winner hits jackpot in Agoura

At first, Tami Senoff couldn’t believe her eyes. “I checked the numbers four or five times,” said Senoff, a local resident who won $11 million in the Aug. 13 California Lottery. “I thought it was a dream.” The midnight realization that she was a millionaire several times over prevented her from going to sleep, so, at 3 a.m., Senoff got […]

Venerable theater ready for final act

Stage Door operators told to move on

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers CURTAIN CALL—A man exits the Stage Door Theatre in Agoura. Gale Trumbeaux and Michael Monteleone have been operating the Stage Door Theatre in Agoura Hills for 28 years, but on Sat., Aug. 16 the husbandandwife team was ordered to vacate the popular Agoura Road playhouse. Trumbeaux and Monteleone were notified in a letter by new property owner […]

Area residents asked to comment on county’s new General Plan

Rural Agoura, Calabasas and Westlake residents will be affected

The Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning is seeking public comment on its newly released Draft General Plan, which will serve as the guide for the growth and development of unincorporated areas in the county. The document, “Planning Tomorrow’s Great Places,” is the first major update to the county’s General Plan in more than 25 years. The plan will […]

Agoura Hills Dial-A-Ride expands service to San Fernando Valley

Agoura Hills officials announced they will expand service of their popular doortodoor DialA-Ride program with the addition of a Kaiser Hospital stop in Woodland Hills beginning next month. Additional points of service in Woodland Hills, such as Target, are also being considered, said Meredith Petit, Agoura Hills recreation supervisor. “The City has received many requests to serve the Kaiser medical […]

Calabasas budget forecast bright

Unlike the state of California and its sea of red ink, the city of Calabasas is forecasting smooth sailing ahead. Calabasas CFO Gary Lysik recently unveiled a $55million budget for the fiscal years 2008-2010. The two-year budget, which was passed unanimously by the Calabasas City Council at its first meeting in the new city hall, carries a hefty $55-million in […]

Republican Club to meet

The West Valley Republican Club will meet for lunch and program at 11 a.m. Sat., Sept. 6 at the Sagebrush Cantina, 23527 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. Allan Hoffenblum, who has been involved in California politics since 1968, will speak on vital issues to consider for the upcoming election. Hoffenblum has been a faculty instructor on political campaign management at UC Davis […]

Just like old times at Leonis Adobe

Western wear and salsa dancing—and the cutting of Ray Phillips’ birthday cake—were the highlight of the evening on Sat., Aug. 16 at the Leonis Adobe museum next to Old Town Calabasas. Phillips was president of the Leonis Adobe Association for 40 years and was credited with helping to restore the 160-year-old adobe ranch house to near original condition. The association […]

Jones joins hospice board of directors

George A. Jones has joined the board of directors for the Hospice of the Conejo. Jones is a certified senior advisor and owner of the local Home Helpers office. He has been employed with General Motors Corporation, Merrill Lynch, Prudential Securities, and is a consultant to Jones Wall Street which he founded in 1995. He also serves on the board […]